Lyn Tonks BSc MA Registered MBACP
The Affinity Centre
29a Water Lane
Hi, I'm Lyn. I am a friendly and understanding, highly qualified counsellor working from dedicated rooms in Wilmslow town centre. If you are feeling worried about something in your life, emotional, physical, spiritual, social or relational, why not come along and have a chat. When you come to see me, we will be able to talk together about what is troubling you, in a comfortable, quiet and confidential environment. We can concentrate on your concerns, so you feel heard, respected and supported.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, so I can make use of a wide range of types of counselling, depending on your needs.
I use Human Givens Therapy which is a short term solution focused therapy aimed at getting your emotional needs met and enabling you to learn appropriate skills to help you move forward with your life.
I also use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) which is about accepting what is, while discovering what's important to you, and learning to lead a more meaningful life.
My practice is also informed by Existential ideas, which means I can help you come to terms with human issues we all face at some time such as life transition, sadness, depression, anxiety, loneliness, choice and responsibility.
By talking together you will start to make sense of your difficulties and to find a way through them. Then you can start to experience life to the full, in a real and meaningful way.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) in Microbiology (Edinburgh University)
MA in Counselling (Manchester University).
MBACP ( Registered Member) - I am a member of, and work in accordance with,
the guidelines and code of ethics of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work under full supervision and regularly undergo further training for ongoing professional development.
BACP Spirituality (previously known as APSCC - Association of Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Counselling).
SEA - I am also a member of the Society for Existential Analysis.
My first degree, BSc Hons Microbiology (Edinburgh University), enabled me to gain experience working in a medical environment alongside others in a similar field.
On my return to work, having had a career break to bring up children, I retrained in Management skills and worked for 13 years in a busy engineering consultancy. During that time I often found myself listening to people's problems and concerns.
For over 25 years I have also worked in a pastoral capacity with people of a spiritual faith and none. During this time I have been available to people from all walks of life, and been able to listen patiently and empathically to their concerns.
In addition to my private practice, I work as a counsellor at Protem in Didsbury, a charitable Christian counselling service in Manchester.
I have worked with a wide range of clients, aged 18 - 85 on issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, bereavement, life transition and loss of direction.
Clients sometimes come as G.P. referrals and others are self-referred.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement and loss
Spiritual or faith issues
Issues of an existential nature
Working with older people
I charge £50 per hour. Please feel free to ask about concessions for students and people on low income.
I have always had a love for people and a care for their concerns. Throughout life we all have times when everything is not as we would like. Sometimes telling someone else can help to clarify your thoughts and feelings, so you can move forward and begin to live your life to the full, with purpose and commitment.
If you would like to work in a conversational collaborative way, I will be pleased to hear from you.
You can contact me by text, phone or email, when I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your counselling, prior to booking an appointment.
If you would like to know a bit more about me and what I offer, please look at my website
I look forward to meeting you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday daytime and evening
Types of client